This is Part 8 in a series of live broadcasts by William Cooper on the Hour of the Time shortwave radio program on Mystery Babylon.
The Mystery Religion.
The use of symbols, music, magic, and rituals to convey the secrets of the Mystery Religion to the initiate. Initiation as a tool of mind control. Initiates sworn to secrecy through Blood Oaths. Ascending Degrees of revelation in initiation rituals. Initiate is “marked” as owned by the deity of Mystery Babylon and highest Degrees reveal the true god of Mystery Babylon.
“What were the mysteries? Until relatively recently, and relying upon comparatively scattered fragments such as Apuleius’ Golden Ass , historians and religious writers had formed an opinion of them which has been shown to be extremely naive. They knew that at the ceremonies symbolical teaching took place, and hence inferred that the mysteries were a relic of the times when academic knowledge was guarded by the very few and scientific truths were given only to the elect. They knew that orgiastic drumming and dancing formed a part of many of the rituals, and therefore told their readers this was a degenerate form of religion, or a mere excuse for licentiousness.
They found that stories of ancient gods and heroes were recited, and were sure the mysteries constituted little more than an underground survival of prehistoric religion, magic or tribal initiation. Or maybe that’s exactly what they wanted us to believe, knowing full well that it was false. And, of course, if those who did the writing were members of the Mysteries, they would never have allowed the secrets to be revealed to the profane. “But times have changed. The study of ‘brainwashing’ and conditioning the mind within the past decade has helped to lay bare the essence of the mysteries, and has answered the riddles which surrounded them. In this process, those who have tried to keep the celebration of the mysteries alive, who have tried to revive them, have been shown up as relying upon the symbolic interpretation alone. And this revelation has been in its own way has been on of the most startling developments of contemporary religion. Almost anyone, for instance, can get away with telling anyone else that he was an Egyptian priest in a former incarnation, because there is so very little verifiable material available to prove the reverse.”